Q: Where are you from?
I’m from San Jose, Costa Rica.
Q: Where did you go to school?
I graduated from the architecture school of the Hispano-American University of Costa Rica.
Q: Tell me about your family.
We are a family of 5. My parents met when they were 18 years old, and they have been together ever since then. I have two younger brothers – I’m the first child and the only girl.
All my family lives in Costa Rica, but we visit each other as much we can.
Q: What is the most interesting aspect of architecture to you?
Architecture is so versatile; we have the opportunity to explore design in so many ways. Each project reflects a careful selection of colors, textures, and sensations that changes people’s lives through space.
Q: What makes our office unique?
Definitely the team. I love being part of such a diverse and collaborative group of designers.
Q: What is the last show you binge watched?
Dark, The OA, and Money Heist.
Q: Did you pick up any new hobbies during quarantine?
I baked a lot during quarantine. I tried all kinds of pastry recipes. I started to mediate and recently joined a Pilates class.
Q: What kinds of projects do you most enjoy working on?
I believe every project has something special, but I find myself more inclined to work on projects that challenge me to learn something new.
Q: What are five features you would include in your dream home?
- Floor to ceiling windows to enjoy natural light and ventilation.
- Big kitchen island to gather friends and family while cooking.
- Open concept living room and dining with a fireplace for the cold days of winter.
- Spacious bathroom with a free-standing bathtub and outdoor shower.
- Little garden or backyard to plant herbs and flowers.
Q: Where are you most excited to travel next?
I would love to visit Japan and explore the traditional and contemporary architecture.